Young people with an ambition to train as professional footballers now have the chance to combine their sport with a full-time college course. Northampton College has teamed up with the Foundation Academy of Premier League Crystal Palace Football Club to deliver football training at its Booth Lane campus for students aged 16-18.
Students will benefit from coaching by professionals, in a programme led by former Crystal Palace and Northampton Town player, Eddie McGoldrick, who also played for the Republic of Ireland on the international stage.
How much football coaching is included?The programme includes two hours of football coaching per day by UEFA-licensed coaches, Students will train during the morning and afternoon and coaching sessions will be based on four modules; technical, tactical, physical and psychological.
We are proud members of the Welding Institute Certification Scheme for Welder Training Organisations (CSWTO), working in partnership with
The Welding Institute (TWI), the leading professional engineering institution for people involved in welding and joining.
As members of TWI, you can be sure that our fully-trained tutors, facilities, equipment and teaching materials meet the standards required by the CSWTO. Our welding engineers are qualified to work according to the main international welding standards.
We can provide training and accreditation if you work in any of the following roles:
• Fitter Welder
• Pipe Fitter
• Maintenance Welding Operative
• Sheet Metal Worker
• Plater Fabricator
Our training is delivered in accordance with BSEN 6947 to the following welding standards:
• BSEN 287
• BSEN 9606
• ASME 1X
• BSEN 4872.
All weld testing is underwritten by TWI and the independent testing service UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).
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We also offer training under the Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection Personnel (CSWIP) if your goal is to qualify a Visual Welding Inspector. No specific experience is required but it is recommended that candidates possess a minimum of six months' welding-related engineering experience and two years' industrial experience.
This qualification is suitable for:
• Line inspectors
• Foremen who undertake visual examination of welded joints
• Quality control staff associated with welding
• Staff who need basic training in welding inspection coupled with a qualification in this field.
Contact us for more information on our welding programmes through our Active College Training and Information System